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Thursday, May 18, 2017

5-18-17 Briefs

Long-Time FBI Director Robert-Mueller-Named-Special-Counsel To Investigate Russian Meddling In Election Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a former FBI director as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the presidential election, agreeing to Democrats’ demands to elevate the probe and put it outside President Trump’s political chain of command. Mr. Rosenstein tapped Robert Mueller, whose 12-year tenure at the head of the FBI earned him praise from both Democrats and Republicans who said he is above reproach.

Rex-Tillerson-Gives-John-McCain-A Much-Deserved-Smack DownLike a giant hand swatting a pesky fruit fly, Tillerson hit back: You don’t know what you’re talking about, John.

Sen-John-McCain- Said-President-Donald-Trumps-Scandals-Now-Watergate-Size …McCain turned up the rhetoric on embattled President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, saying the building scandals that have put his White House in turmoil are now "Watergate size and scale."

The Methane Rule Canary- How McCain Has Endangered Hundreds of People … Republicans in Congress have repealed 13 Obama Administration regulations thanks to a potent tool known as the Congressional Review Act. But last week the Senate failed to kill a costly energy rule …

Tom Morrissey, Past Chairman AZ GOP: I have been invited to address the Rim Country Republican Club at 11 am, Memorial Day (May 29) at Tiny's Restaurant, Highway 260 in Payson. My talk will be about my experiences with the Establishment in our party when I was State Chairman and what really goes on behind closed doors, far from the eyes and ears of the grassroots and true believers. There are many in the Establishment who are dedicated to maintaining the status quo, which had been chiseled in stone until the rise of Donald Trump.  I feel that it is incumbent on those of us who have an understanding of this, to make certain that we don't just stand around and allow these folks to have free reign as they proceed in their quest to silence our president, and us. I will also be speaking about my upcoming book, Shadow Wolves. It is the first in an adventure series, co-written with conservative actor and master martial artist, Steven Seagal, and set in Arizona.  The story line is about the bureaucratic government corruption in the “Fast and Furious” gun running case, Islamic terrorists who are operating within our borders and Deep State operatives attempting to sabotage the efforts to undo the harm done to our country by previous administrations. It is fiction based on fact, about the existential challenges facing modern day America.  

Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: The little BBQ that we held to help raise money and awareness of a local charity “Operation Enduring Gratitude” has taken on legs. Or goal was simple, hold a BBQ that raises awareness of a local charity, get some people to volunteer to help local vets, and raise money for those vets. We thought we would be able to raise hundreds of dollars for that charity, but now I am pleased to report that, through your generosity and the generosity of others, we have raise thousands of dollars for that charity and we have many people stepping up and volunteering to help the vets. God bless you all! I invited some Airman from Luke AFB to attend the BBQ. Several came, along with TSgt Josh Hoffman (Josh) and his family. Josh then went back to his school at Luke (The John J. Rhodes Airman Leadership School at Luke Air Force Base), told them about the BBQ, and they raise an additional $1300 for the charity. We will be holding two more BBQs this year (in the fall-winter) to support other local charities that help our local vets. So, if you have a specific charity that you support that helps local vets, please let me know and I will consider that firing up my smoker for that charity! Once again, God bless you all. Editor’s Note: Branch is also a member of the Maricopa County Parks & Rec Commission.

Interesting Scuttlebutt Coming Out Of Yuma regarding their yet to be held County Chairman election – to replace former Chr Jonathon Lines who was elected AZGOP Chair in January. PCs haven’t been notified as to when the election will be held…never mind that Lines became the AZGOP Chair nearly four months ago. (Editor’s Note: Scroll down to Candidate Statements to see candidate Connie Uribe’s comments.)

LD25 will hold a special ‘open to the public’ meeting at 7 pm., Thurs., May 18 to address Anti-Sexual Trafficking, according to Chairman Ian Murray. Speakers will be AZMen Arizona Anti-Trafficking Executive Director Kathleen Winn and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Murray said, “Many of us have had our head in the sand and are unaware of bad the trafficking is in Arizona. If you have children or your friends have children, I encourage you to come and learn. The more prepared we are, the better we can protect our kids.” Contact Murray at Ian@DesignedForLife.com or (602)524-7786.

Social Security Workshop in Wickenburg at 6:30 pm.,Thurs., May 18 in the Wickenburg Community Center. Hear from professionals on how you may be able to increase your lifetime benefits by $130,000 or more. Join us in Wickenburg for a complimentary Social Security Workshop. Sign Up socialsecurity567.com Free admission, limited seating, registration required. Contact: 844-567-7760.

CIA-Analyst-Just-Leaked-A-Massive-Bombshell-To-Trump-That-Could-Rock-The-Entire-Country Former CIA analyst and the retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer was on Lou Dobbs on Tuesday and told Dobb’s to his face that Trump needs to understand that the Deep State has declared war on him and his administration… The Deep state has allegedly lined up against Trump. He is gonna need your help. The media, the Senate, the House of representatives, the intelligence agencies, the Russians, ISIS, and North Korea have now fighting against the same man. ABC, NBC, sometimes Fox News, the Washington Post, the New York Times, everyone is bashing Trump.

Coconino County Republicans are participating in the Flagstaff “High Country Stand Down” between 10 am-3 pm., Fri., May 19 at the Flagstaff Armory, 320 N Thorpe Road (near downtown Flagstaff). Help is available to NAZ veteran – especially homeless veterans. Individuals may appear without fear of being arrested if they have any outstanding warrant. If a veteran has a warrant out of a participating court they can come and ask that it be cancelled. Bring your court paperwork to the Stand Down. Attorneys will be available to answer questions. Contact Maria Rodriguez at 928-679-7675 if you have any questions. Contact: Kendra Crawford 928-679-7164 kcrawford@coconino.az.gov

You Are Invited to join with other Conservatives for the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Flagstaff at 11 am., Sat. May 20. If you want to march in the parade contact Merle Henderson by email for staging information.  mhenderson8370@hotmail.com

Former Presidential candidate Herman Cain visited Western Center for Journalism this week. “We felt honored,” said WCJ President Lori Klein Corbin. Corbin is also the AZ Republican National Committeewoman and a former state legislator. Well know Floyd Brown is the WCJ Chairman. 

Kyle Pierce, the new Political Coordinator for the AZGOP, has announced there are two PC training session for I-360 scheduled May 25 at headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. The first session is from 10 am until noon with lunch provided. The second session runs from 6-8 pm with dinner provided. RSVP to Pierce at (480) 580-6612 kyle.pierce@azgop.org

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton’s appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last Thursday.

Warren Woodward of Sedona: I take great pleasure in introducing ground-breaking new evidence that proves everyone's health is being affected by "smart" meters. This evidence is a world first, and shifts the debate from whether anyone should have to pay a fee to refuse a "smart" meter to: When does the safety recall start? In EKG Proof That "Smart" Meters Affect the Human Heart you will see me connected to an EKG monitor while resting near an Elster brand "smart" meter of the type used by APS here in Arizona. When the "smart" meter transmits, the EKG shows that my heart rhythm is interrupted. Looking at the results of the EKG is startling. We now know that even if people are not showing outward symptoms, their bodies are being unnecessarily and involuntarily stressed by "smart" meters. There must be a complete safety recall of all "smart" meters.   See EKG proof that 'smart' meters affect the human heart

The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assemblies (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 22 at 408 N Sacaton St., #2, in Casa Grande. CD1 candidate Steve Smith, currently the LD11 Senator, will address the group. To vote on AzRA policy, you must be a member of the Republican Party. Contact: Nancy Hawkins at  nancydist3@gmail.com AZRA Meetings are Free to attend, donations accepted.

President Trump delivered the commencement address at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., yesterday morning. watch-live - Fox News

The National Park Service has scheduled public comment open house meetings on its Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment (EA), which evaluates management actions related to bison on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. A meeting was held Tuesday in Flagstaff. Upcoming meetings will be held:

· 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Ben Avery Activity Center, 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd in Phoenix.

· 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Mountain Time) (5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Arizona time) Tuesday, May 23 at the Holiday Inn Express and Hotel, 217 S. 100 East in Kanab, Utah.

· 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 online. Registration for the web-based meeting and more information about the open houses can be found here.

Comments can be submitted either electronically  or via U.S. Postal Service at Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Attn: Bison Management Plan EA, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 or at one of the in-person public meetings listed above.  Comments must be received by June 7. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email or by any method other than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.

Trey-Gowdy-Pulls-Name-As -Next-FBI-Director Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Monday said he will not be a candidate to oversee the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the wake of former Director James Comey’s firing by President Donald Trump. “Our country and the women and men of the FBI deserve a director with not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice and truth. I am confident that person will emerge,” he said.

'We Don't Trust Liberal Meda' about Trump Meeting with Russian Ambassador. See Tom Fitton’s interview Don't Trust Media

Democratic-Agenda: Impeach-Donald-Trump Following Democrats' historic defeat at the ballot box in 2016, the Democratic agenda has been reduced to impeaching President Donald Trump. California Rep. Maxine Waters (D.) has been a leading voice in the movement to impeach Trump. During a Tax March protest in April, Waters led an "Impeach 45" chant, referencing Trump, the 45th president. A few days later, Waters went on MSNBC and said she never called for impeachment. She has since called for Trump's impeachment.

The National Governors Association (NGA), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) on states’ priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill: “Governors, legislators and chief state agricultural officials urge Congress to prioritize reauthorizing the Farm Bill before the current one expires in 2018. Together we have long advocated for certainty and stability for America’s farmers and ranchers, who affect the economic stability and security of not just their communities, but the nation and even the world. Congress plays a vital role in ensuring a bountiful agricultural economy, especially amid the farm industry’s current downturn. We ask you to provide these hard-working producers the tools they need to succeed. Collectively we remain committed to a strong state-federal partnership that provides security for the people who feed and fuel America.”

LD22 PC Roy Jenks will head up the district’s Nov 18, 2017 “One Year In Office Trump Celebration” to be held at the Briarwood Country Club.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is willing to give the US records of President Trump's talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, calls controversy over intelligence 'schizophrenia.' FoxNews.com

Last Minute Tickets Are Still Available to the Pima County Republicans “Border Security Panel Luncheon” featuring Pima County Sheriff Napier, Pinal County Sheriff Lamb and Cochise County Sheriff Dannels at 11:30 am., Sat., May 20. $32 per person or $60 per couple at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle I Tucson. Tickets are www.PIMAGOP.org

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 20 at the Old Court House on Pinal St. in Florence to hear Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact Irene Littleton irene7235@gmail.com

The Ahwatukee Republican Women will meet with Maricopa County School Supt Steve Watson at 7 pm., Wed., May 24 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Contact: President Cindy Casuaus arwomen@aol.com or 602-300-4185.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY 18

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 18 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

LD25 will hold a special ‘open to the public’ meeting at 7 pm., Thurs., May 18 to address Anti-Sexual Trafficking, according to Chairman Ian Murray. Speakers will be AZMen Arizona Anti-Trafficking Executive Director Kathleen Winn and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Murray said, “Many of us have had our head in the sand and are unaware of bad the trafficking is in Arizona. If you have children or your friends have children, I encourage you to come and learn. The more prepared we are, the better we can protect our kids.” Contact Murray at Ian@DesignedForLife.com or

(602)524-7786.

LD16 – 7 pm., Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S Power Road in Mesa.

LD21 – 6:30 pm, West Valley GOP Office - 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50 in Sun City.

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., May 18 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. LD28 Sen Kate Brophy MeGee and LD28 Rep Maria Syms will address the group. Updates will be given on the 2017 legislative session. Contact: Corresponding Secretary Carole Joyce paddywagon@cox.net

MAY 20

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 20 at the Old Court House on Pinal St. in Florence to hear Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact Irene Littleton irene7235@gmail.com

LD18 will meet May 20, 2017. Contact: Contact Chr Jennifer Szatkowski 602-281-0939 jenniferszatkowski@hotmail.com

The Pima County GOP “Border Security Panel Luncheon”, featuring Pima County Sheriff Napier, Pinal County Sheriff Lamb and Cochise County Sheriff Dannels, is scheduled at 11:30 am., Sat., May 20 at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E ElDoprado Circle in Tucson. $32 per person or $60 per couple (includes lunch). Tickets on at www.PIMAGOP.org

LD2 Republicans will meet at 9 am., May 20 at 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd. in Green Valley.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., May 20 with AZ Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas. Check-in with breakfast snack at 8:30 am at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268 Contact Sec. Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or visit http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/

MAY 22

LD1 – 7pm., AT Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086.

Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., May 22 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave to hear Gregory Wirth, author of Iconic Freedom: Living Your Life at No Cost to Others Without Their Consent Election of delegates to the October AzFRW State Convention will be held. Contact Chairman Jessica Merrow merrowjessica@gmail.com 480-306-2545.

The Wickenburg Republicans will not meet May 22, according to chairman Frosty Taylor.

Federal Marshall David Gonzales will speak at the Cancer Support Community Arizona’s “Rise for a Reason” inspirational breakfast at 7 am., Fri., May 22 at 360 E Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Gonzlaes will share his story of the loss of his mother to cancer, leaving sevean children, when he only 11 years old. RSVP by May 4 to Michelle Osife at mosife@csaz.org

MAY 23

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., May 23 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Map Here Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Chris Herring will address “Keeping Arizona Red.” A precinct committeeman (PC) training session will be held at 6 pm with 2nd Vice Chairman/trainer Scott Ottersen. Contact Chairman Bert Moll az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

The Yuma County Republican Committee meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., May 23 - the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Goodwill meeting room at 3097 S 8th Avenue in Yuma.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Assoc will meet at 11:45 am., Fri., May 23 at Polsinelli, One E Washington #1200 in Phoenix with Congressman David Schweikert to discuss President Donald Trumps first 100 days in office. $20 per member. $35 for non-members. Pay at the door. RSVP to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

Yuma County Republican Chairman is scheduled at the Tues., May 23 Yuma County Central Committee meeting. Potential candidates are reportedly Russ Jones, Connie and Russ Clark.

MAY 24

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., May 18 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. LD28 Sen Kate Brophy MeGee and LD28 Rep Maria Syms will address the group. Updates will be given on the 2017 legislative session. Contact: Corresponding Secretary Carole Joyce paddywagon@cox.net

Reps Noel Campbell and David Stringer will host a campaign kick-off party for Prescott Mayor candidate Mary Beth Hrin between 5-7 pm., Wed., May 24 at Cuppers Coffee Bistro, The Shops at Prescott Gateway (near Trader Joe’s), 258 Lee Blvd, in Prescott. RVSP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager, 928-772-2835 or 928-925-1549.

LD4 – 6:30 pm., Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy. Goodyear, AZ 85338.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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Senator John McCain on the agreement reached between the Tohono O’odham Nation and the State of Arizona to settle the long-running dispute regarding the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley: “While I continue to oppose the air-dropping of Indian casinos on land that is not contiguous to an existing reservation, the agreement reached by Governor Ducey and the Tohono O’odham Tribe brings to an end years of prolonged litigation over this issue and eliminates the need for federal legislation. The controversy involving the Tohono O'odham gaming facility in Glendale has divided Arizona's Indian tribes for years, and I hope this agreement will heal those divisions.”

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

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Yuma County Republicans Chairman candidate Dr. Connie Uribe: My focus, if elected, is twofold. The first is education. I’m not talking about going around the community talking to students. The Republicans themselves need to be educated. The most lacking in Yuma are the PCs. PCs will have training on a regular basis. And we will expand our recruitment techniques by picking up that 30% we’ve lost, personally addressing their concerns. They’ll be shown their Party is active and needs their support. It’s not about collecting warm bodies. It’s about empowering the PCs, people who spread the word about our conservative values. This means collaborating with our colleagues in LD4 and LD13, areas known to be predominantly conservative. We need to learn from others, not rest on our perceived laurels. We will instruct the PCs in what I call the “Phoenix Approach”. This informs confused citizens about what Americanism really means and, in doing so, Progressive misinformation goes down in flames. The truth then rises from the ashes and a new conservative is born. A more complicated form of this method will be used on our elected officials who insist on veering toward the Liberal side.

The second focus is accountability. A good leader doesn’t fly by the seat of his pants. He empowers those around him and is on constant lookout for talent within the organization. And the most significant thing I’ve learned since becoming a Republican is, if you actively support a Democrat when there’s a Republican on the ballot, that’s the same as openly criticizing that Republican, something Ronald Reagan told us not to do. Anyone committing this affront to our Party will be held accountable. If we want conservatives in office, we must support conservatives for office.

News Links

· Short-Creek-Exodus After A Century, Polygamists Are Leaving Their Home On The Utah-Arizona Line

· Rex-Tillerson-Gets-Onto-John-McCain John McCain is a joke to the Republican Party.

· NBC: Trump Did Not Give Classified Intel To Russians

· Report: Guess-Who-Just-Got-Caught-With-Russian-Investments

· Report: Comey’s Brother Works For The Law Firm That Handles Clinton Foundation’s Taxes

· Trey-Gowd Hints At Cryptic Collusion Between Obama's DOJ And Hillary

· Pro-Immigration-Gop-Sen-Could-Fall-In-18

· Roberts: -UA-Hiring-Tattletales

· UofA Hiring Students To Tattle On Others For 'Bias Incidents' What Kind Of Person Wants To Get A Job Policing 'Microaggressions’?

· Tombstone-Border-Patrol-Shooting At Immigration-Checkpoint

· Former-Attorney-General-On-Comeys-Integrity: ‘Jims-Loyalty-Was-More-To-Chuck-Schumer’

· Organization Fights To Revive Ajo’s Economy After Decades Of Recession

· Female Lawmakers Flee House For Higher Office, Retirement

· Changing The Skyline: Arizona Center To Get 31-Story Residential Tower In Downtown Phoenix

· Goldwater Institute Wants Funding Information, Guidelines Related To UofA Social Justice Advocate Jobs

· Protecting The Forest: Setting Small Fires To Prevent The Big Ones

· First, Herd Mentality, Then . . .

· Report: Turncoats From Within Trump Admin To Push For Impeachment

· Advocates Fear Superfund Budget Cuts Further Delay Cleanup Of Sites

· PETITION TO CONGRESS: Demand Congress Investigate The IRS For Abuses Taken Against Political Opponents And Taxpayers

· Pima County Communications Costs More Than Double Maricopa

· San Luis CBP Officers Seize $123K In Meth 

· Water Hole: No Running Water On Navajo Nation Reservation

· Rose Canyon Lake Closed After Fox Attack

· Arizona Migration Trends Tracked Through ‘Death Map’ Of Discovered Human Remains

· Tucson Voters Choose Higher Taxes

· Tucson VA One Of Four In Nation To Offer Service For Transgender Vets

· Arizona Attorney McDaniel Suspended, Compromised Client’s Visitation Rights

· Phoenix ICE Officers Deport Mexican National Wanted For Sex Trafficking Minors

· $21 Million Sale Closed For Home Depot “New Age” Tempe Call Center

 

SEEING RED AZ

· “Russian Collusion,” Liberal Hypocrisy And Of Course, McCain

· Fox News calls in a “Specialist” See JD Hayworth on FOX

· Top Dem Praises McCain’s Efforts Against Pres. Trump

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Methane Rule Canary- How McCain Has Endangered Hundreds Of People

· Connie Uribe Has The Right Stuff To Transform The Yuma County GOP

· The Biggest Political Scandal The Media Is Missing –

· New Orleans Removes Jefferson Davis Monument; Gens. Beauregard, Lee Next

· You Already Know About The Massive Cyber Attacks In Europe, But...

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· President-Trump-Did-It-In-Four-Months

· Medias-Double-Standard: When Hillary And Team Obama Leaked Classified Info The Media Was Silent.

· Trump-Defends-Information-Sharing-With Russia

ALLEN WEST

· Comey’s Just A Distraction; REAL Story The Left Does NOT Want You To Know

· I-Just-Got-Some-Terrifying-News-I-Must-Share-With-Y’all

 

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Gingrich-Trump-Needs-To-Close-White-House-Press-Room-Because-The-Media-Is-Corrupt

· Russia-Responds-Trump-Leaking-Sensitive-Classified-Intelligence-Allegations

· Secret-Service-Responds-As-Another-Fence-Jumper-Seeks-Penetrate-White-House-Grounds

WIKILEAKS

· Wikileaks: John Podesta Wanted To Make “An Example” Of DNC Leaker

· Conspiracy Unravels: Seth Rich May Have Been Killed For Ties To Wikileaks: “We Were Told To Stand Down On This Case”

BARACK OBAMA

· Obama-Ordered-Intel-Community-To-Find-Ways-To-Exchange-Information-With-Cuba

MEDIA

· Cincinnati-Enquirer-Sues-To Open-Secret-Tea-Party-Hearing

· CNN Host Has Screaming Meltdown On Live TV

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· Judge Napolitano: ‘Scalia Told Me He Often Thought Supreme Court Was Being Surveilled’ Under Obama

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· What Hillary Clinton Did Right After DNC Leaker Was Murdered Is Now Turning Heads

CONGRESS

· Report-Guess-Who-Just-Got-Caught-With-Russian-Investments

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